APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY…BREAKFAST! We’ve planned a NEW and IMPROVED May Breakfast, certainly a St Andrew’s tradition—so mark your calendars NOW! Instead of holding it early on a weekday, we’re moving it to a Saturday morning, among other changes. This year it’ll be on SATURDAY, MAY 2, FROM 8 am TO 10 am. Net proceeds go to benefit Connect to End Violence and the Island Clergy Homeless Initiative. If you’d like to help out, please sign up on the list in the Parish Hall (it’s FUN!).
GREAT BOOK! ORDER YOURS NOW! Our next Adult Book Study book will be NT Wright’s Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and What Makes it Good. Just published, this book looks to be an excellent choice for Easter season. Please sign up on the list in the Parish Hall to order your book—and we’ll come up with a date and time everyone can meet to talk about it.
OUR ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY is Saturday, May 16, beginning at 8:30 am. We’ll be raking, cleaning out our kitchens, weeding, washing windows, spreading mulch, and taking care of business—with YOUR help! Please consider coming for an hour or two—many hands make light work—and make sure to put your name on the list in Parish Hall, so we can make sure to have all the tools we need (on that count, if you have a metal rake, and some work gloves, please bring them!)
SAVE THE DATE! Our annual PARISH PICNIC will be held at the beautiful Sailing Camp in OB on Sunday, May 17, at 10:00 am. We’ll have some awesome worship outdoors followed by grilled burgers and dogs, and all kinds of sweets and savory potluck offerings fit for a king! ANYONE INTERESTED TO HELP PLAN OR ORGANIZE ACTIVITIES? PLEASE SEE HEATHER ANNE OR FATHER CHIP…and put the date on your calendars NOW!
YOUR VESTRY NEEDS YOU! Many thanks to our good friend Adam Wilson, who has got so much going on he’s had to step down. The good news? That means there’s a vestry spot open and ready for filling! Please let Chris White, Bonnie Deitz or Father Chip know if you’d like to join us—it’s invigorating and fun! †
Church Office Hours:
Heather Anne Slayton, Tuesday—Friday, 9:00 am—3:00 pm.
Father Chip Seadale: Monday 9—11 am and Wednesday 2—4 pm (and available by appointment).
Please note that Heather Anne is not in the office Saturday through Monday, and Father Chip is not in the office Friday and Saturday.
Father Chip can always be reached in emergencies on his cell at 774-563-9716.
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“The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.”
Wardens: Bonnie Deitz and Chris White
Treasurer: Wesley Brown
Parish Clerk: Sandra Mott
Members at Large:
Claudia Metell, Pam Monterosso, Caroline Evans, Susan Weibel and Barbara Shriber